Dangerous roads, according to NJ 101.5 Fast Traffic and auditors
We showed you the deadliest roads in New Jersey according to Money Geek.
That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of other dangerous roads.
Of course, there is no more dangerous road in New Jersey than the one you slip on or may have crashed on. But when you have as many drivers as we do in New Jersey, all trying to get to where they need to go as quickly as possible, there are bound to be a lot more dangerous roads.
Besides the volume, part of what makes these roads so dangerous might be the everlasting construction that goes on there. New Jersey is going to be a great state when they finish it. Another thing that can make these roads dangerous could be potholes, especially now that the seasons are changing and the snow has melted.
Bob Williams covers New Jersey Traffic North for New Jersey 101.5. I asked him the three most dangerous roads he takes:
“While there are several, Route 22 continues to be the most dangerous. Especially between I-287 and Newark Airport. Median strip mall between Springfield and the boardwalk and poor sightlines and parking ramps. ‘inadequate entry and exit at Union Hillside and Newark.’
“Same situation on Route 1/9 from Woodbridge to Newark. Dangerous entry and exits.”
“The walk is particularly dangerous between the Woodbridge Tollway and the Essex Tolls. There is currently an extremely dangerous construction zone and a split lane in both directions near exit 140 at Union. There is had crashes daily since the zone was set up last year.”
Bob also wrote an article on the 10 worst traffic meltdowns in New Jersey which is very helpful.
Another dangerous route Williams points out is Routes 1 and 9 Linden to Newark Airport “due to sightlines and outdated design.”
Jill Myra covers New Jersey Traffic South and her most dangerous routes would be the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 295 and the 42 Freeway. Having traveled these roads for years, I can tell you that she is absolutely right. Many times I’ve flown 295 only to hit stopped or dramatically slowed traffic for no apparent reason.
Here are some routes that have been chosen by my following social networks:
Jamesburg at the intersection of Half Acre Road and Gatzmer, East Railroad, West Railroad and Lincoln Avenues. It’s a free-for-all because nobody knows what to do. Many defensive driving measures are essential.
Crossing Route 37 from Lakehurst Road to Toms River
Anywhere on West Jersey Avenue in Egg Harbor Township. At least one accident per day. I was one of those days.
Listed as the most dangerous intersection in the country, not just Jersey – route 129 and Lalor Street in South Trenton. The numbers are staggering.
Millstone in Monmouth County there is a five point intersection called Scooters Corner. Stage Coach Road and Millstone Road intersect Paint Island Spring Road. Intersection between the two.
202 roundabout in Somerville
The intersection of Routes 37 and 166 at Toms River. North, South, East and West. The worst ever. Too much confusion and the traffic light timing is horrible.
Rose Marie DeLorenzo Sinisi
Route 22 in Union
The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise only. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.
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